About us

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Best choice on Europe's rails

We are the only company to offer you Europe-wide rail transport from one source - fast, efficient, reliable and independent of the industry - with one of the largest rail networks in the world.

Our market position: We are Europe's leading freight railway

At the same time, DB Cargo AG is the most international freight railway. Almost 60 per cent of traffic services are pan-European. And new connections are always being added. The network now extends from Lisbon via Nizhny-Novgorod in Russia to distant Shenyang in China.

Thus, we offer:

  • the greatest traffic performance across Europe
  • the most customer sidings across Europe            
  • the most freight traffic points across Europe     
  • the largest fleet on the continent

Our recipe for success: Cooperation for higher quality

In 2010 DB Cargo AG agreed closer cooperation in cross-border single wagon traffic with a further six European freight railways. This production alliance called “Xrail” establishes a new quality standard for transport reliability and extends to economic areas in Scandinavia, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium and Luxembourg.

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Dr. Sigrid Nikutta,
"Freight transport will grow. We now have the opportunity to bring this growth onto the rails. Fewer traffic jams, environmentally friendly transports: DB Cargo can do it"

Dr. Sigrid Evelyn Nikutta, CEO, DB Cargo AG

 We deliver: Innovative transport and logistics solutions

  • Block train and single wagon transport
  • Linking rail with land and sea freight
  • Individual industry solutions i.e. for chemicals, mineral oil, waste, paper, montan or automotive
  • Special environmentally friendly services such as DBeco plus and DBeco neutral

Our promise: Customer service from a single source

We design solutions across Europe which are precisely tailored to the most diverse industries and goods. All our business segments share a common objective of being able to offer uniform customer service for all Europe-wide traffic – across all borders. The basis for this is a closely integrated planning process between sales, production and customer. To this end, we are established in three European regions with a network of partner companies and one hundred per cent subsidiaries.

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Our quality mark: IT-based reliability

The greatest challenge in long-distance, cross-border traffic is the reliable and timely execution of transport. DB Cargo AG has integrated production in order to guarantee this. Based on tailored IT, we offer:
- Cross-border solutions and production concepts

- Central, Europe-wide transport management with start and destination responsibility

- Europe-wide management of the use of vehicles and the technical oversight of vehicles

- Door-to-door live tracking of all transport

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